Howdy to my sparklers!
I FINALLY settled the dispute from the consignment customers from H*LL! Well...actually they are from Ireland...BUT...I'm sure it is a very HOT part of Ireland...get it??
I have been through H*LL and back with these customers. First their housewatch guy that threatened me with nasty e-mails firing off 5 threatening e-mails in ONE day...now that is clearly unbalanced would you not agree? Saying things like "You don't know WHO you are dealing with...and you are in WAY over your head" lots of other nasty things but I don't even want to go back there and dredge those horrid memories up.
So the agreement was for them to take back their items that had sat on the floor for NINE months and had expired FIVE months prior.
I did not have to release these items but I figured if they haven't sold in all of this time on the floor why hold onto them...just give the stuff back and be done with these boobs.
That seemed to be a good plan until the lady muttered that even IF her items were returned she was still going to sue me...for what...I ask?
The consignment contract clearly spells out that if you do not pick up your unsold items on the actual expiration date you abandon them and the consignee can donate them, mark pricing down to firesale them or retain them in the gallery. This has to be a term...otherwise, we would just become a non-stop free storage outlet and people (like these idiots take full advantage of that).
So I told them that not a STICK of furniture would be removed until she and her husband signed a Release from Liability for me. I didn't trust these people one bit not to still pursue litigation...that is just how greedy and horrible they have been all through the whole disgusting ordeal.
But the stuff is gone, the release has been signed and I can write this off as a lesson in not following my gut when I get bad vibes from people right upfront. If I had followed my gut and rejected this package of furniture I'd be a whole lot better off and my nerves would be in better shape also...much of this nightmare occurred while my darling husband was dying so the whole situation was torture for me.
I had some members from my grief group, over Monday evening. I wanted to fire up the firepit that Don and I had purchased last year and never used it. I know it's something I'd never do on my own but I thought having friends over to share it with would be fun.
Well...sadly it was too hot out to use it...but the party went on in spite of it and we had a very nice time enjoying each other's company. I enjoy these friends so much because we truly 'get' each other. The loneliness, the vulnerability, the sense of the loss of the major love of your life...it all goes together and you can't imagine what it feels like unless you have walked in those shoes. We have ALL walked in those shoes and the support from each other is very comforting.
We all get together for a dine out in a local restaurant this Saturday. I always look forward to our dine outs...again...the common shoes type of things.
I did slip a little on having dessert at the get together...darn...I hope it doesn't slow my weight loss down on weigh-in day for our 5% Teddy Bear Team Challenge.
I feel that a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders now that these terrible people have been sent packing. I HATE bullies...and I HATE rewarding bad behavior..both of which they accel in spades...but sometimes the fight just isn't worth if and I decided my peace of mind, and restful nights are the choice I needed to make...so done and dusted!
They came with a rental pick up from Lowes.....if they get the stuff home without breaking the huge mirror and breaking the big glass on the dining set without the iron chairs banging the heck out of it..it will be a miracle...professional movers they are NOT!
Can't help but secretly hope the massive mirror breaks and they get the 7 years of bad luck they so richly deserve!
Karma...my friends...the GREAT equalizer!